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Natalie McGrady

Cargill
Director, Supplier Diversity
Wayzata, MN
Natalie McGrady is a well-rounded Strategic Sourcing Professional with
expertise in Indirect Sourcing Process, Tools and Technology Applications. Natalie is a graduate of Hampton University and holds a degree in Accounting. Today, Natalie is leading Cargill’s Supplier Diversity efforts by working to bring sustainable, repeatable world-class processes to Cargill.

At Cargill, Natalie works with Internal Stakeholders to develop short and long-term strategies related to Growth, Inclusion and Advocacy for Diverse Suppliers. Her team manages key relationships with external sources that help to enhance Cargill’s program as well as engages with
Industry Peers. Furthermore, she is partnering with Cargill’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Teams to align workforce, community and supplier efforts.

Before joining the Cargill and Supplier Diversity, Natalie has worked for several companies leading Sourcing and Procurement Categories and Teams. She has led Indirect Sourcing at Corning, Inc, Pentair, and Deluxe as well as worked in Sourcing Systems and Tools at Winn-Dixie Stores. With these companies, Natalie learned valuable lessons around strategy development, stakeholder management and leadership.

Externally Natalie is currently on the NMSDC SDAC (Supplier Diversity Advisory Council), a Board Member of the BCF (Business Consortium Fund), Corporate Membership Committee for WeConnect International as well as a member of the NMSDC Working Group. She is also Co-Chair of the NMSDC Minnesota and Wisconsin based Corporate RoundTable, a group that leverages local Diversity Leaders for benchmarking and best practice sharing. Natalie is also the Chairman of the Board for Nexus Youth and Family Solutions a $110M non-profit that provides Crisis Nursery and Foster Care Services as well as behavioral therapy methods to connect with troubled youth and adolescents while supporting the families and communities in which we serve.

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